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    DescriptionThe Burren and the Aran Islands are renowned worldwide for their beautiful wild flowers and plants. Charles Nelson has selected 136 of the most widely occurring plus a number of special plants. Each plant is illustrated by a colour photograph showing it in the wild. To make this a more personal guide, space is provided on each page to record the place and date of discovery. Thus, the guide becomes a souvenir of rambles in search of wild flowers. Introduced by short chapters on the region plus user instructions, the photographs are grouped according to flower colour and pages are colour coded so one can flick to the appropriate section. Intended for the casual tourist/nature lover, plants are described using the common English name, followed by Irish and Latin (botanical) names. Flowering periods and each plant's distribution are given.


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    Title
    The Wild Plants of the Burren and the Aran Islands
    Subtitle
    A Field Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Nelson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781905172672
    ISBN 10: 1905172672
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBR
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.3
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BIC subject category V2: WNP
    BISAC V2.8: NAT027000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24270
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET090
    Ingram Theme: CULT/IRELND
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    Libri: I-NA
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 15
    LC classification: QK
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 97
    BISAC V2.8: GAR004000, NAT026000
    DC22: 582.130941748
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 581.94174
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 581.94193
    Edition
    2
    Edition statement
    New Expanded ed.
    Illustrations note
    full colour illustrations, 120 colour photos
    Publisher
    The Collins Press
    Imprint name
    The Collins Press
    Publication date
    01 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Cork
    Author Information
    Dr Charles Nelson was senior research botanist and horticultural taxonomist at the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin. He authored/co-authored many books about gardens and plants and presented a series of television programmes for RTE entitled 'A Growing Obssession' (about Irish gardens), and for many years contributed to the radio programme 'Sunday Miscellany.'
    Review quote
    'A well-organised and extremely satisfactory little naturalist's handbook' Books Ireland 'Attractive illustrated guide' Sherkin Comment 'Modest yet marvellously practical book' Walking World Ireland